11 European destinations listed as World Heritage sites in 2019

Augsburg, Germany
Photo: Stadt Augsburg, Ruth Plössel.

Every year, Unesco nominates new destinations across the world as World Heritage Sites. Only those destinations that have outstanding universal value and meet at least one out of ten selection criteria can be listed as heritage sites. In 2019, 11 out of 29 new inscribed sites were in Europe.

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Unesco designated 13 geoparks that feature the great outdoors, evolution and culture

If you are an outdoors lover looking for new places to visit that are not popular tourist destinations (yet), Unesco has designated 13 new fabulous geoparks to consider for your next adventure. Unesco Global Geoparks are territories that promote geodiversity through community-led initiatives. Sustainable tourism in these regions is also an important factor.

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21 new destinations added to the Unesco World Heritage Site list

When I have been on the road in a region that I have never visited before, and haven’t done my homework (researched the sights and attractions beforehand) properly, I have been pleasantly surprised twice, at least, by a simple sign outside a town or village. The sign has indicated that I have arrived at a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Evora, Portugal. World Heritage Site.
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